On A Stick: Blue Jay

September 16, 2014  •  29 Comments

This is the first photo in a project I've decided to call "On A Stick". I know, it's very simplistic, but it's dumb enough that it might just work. My goal is to see how many different birds I can photograph on a dead branch in my backyard studio. I should have done this a long time ago since I've been posting these shots all summer, but like a lot of ideas, it just occurred to me. It won't be a daily thing, but the series will be ongoing. I'm sure you'll all be waiting with much anticipation. *snort*

This is a good lead-off photo for the series because my jays rarely land where I'd like them to. The nerve, right? They're very suspicious, they get in and get out, so I consider this a good score for my project. Perhaps if I fed them peanuts like Miss Debbie over at that purple blog, they would be more accommodating.


Blue Jay1/400 sec. f/8 ISO 3200 1/400 sec. f/8 ISO 3200

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday


That does it...I'm getting me a stick, some peanuts and grape jelly...that outta do it...... I'll have birds all over the place.... woohooo .......
such incredible detail. amazing image Brian.
OMG! Another outstanding photo, Brian. I can't wait to see more.
Beautiful shot!
Barb Hale(non-registered)
Great start to a fine idea. That Jay does have a suspicious look on his face.
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